General

A plan for buying Manchester United

I’m not a big football fan—I don’t even understand the offside rule—but I’m somewhat concerned about the finances of football clubs in the UK, especially Manchester United, after watching Panorama this week. Apart from anything else, United is part of…
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Bytemark backup script

As some people are aware, I use Bytemark for all of my hosting, and I also resell some of their services. I’ve recently switched to performing my backups via rsync and thought I would share the simple script I use…
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Thoughts on tax reform

In the run up to the general election, one thing which has disappointed me is that none of the three main parties have used the economic crisis as an opportunity to suggest radical reform of the tax system in the…
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Thoughts on frameworks

I’ve been building dynamic web sites for over ten years now, and one of the things which has bugged me enormously is the huge amount of repetitive code I have to write, especially for form handling (including validation) and access…
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Thought for the day

Thought for the day (which probably wouldn’t get onto Radio 4): Any sane mail server logs the IP address of any remote server which connects to it and attempts to deliver spam. It’s possible to map an IP address to…
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Pub site progress II

Work on my pub site is coming along faster than I had expected, slowed down only by my need to concentrate on my Open University course. So far I have all the data required to add a handful of pubs,…
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Computer books clear out

Continuing my general spring clean clear out, I have the following computer books (all in excellent condition) which I no longer need and are free to a good home: DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & Dom (SitePoint) Professional…
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